The Purbeck School https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk Respect, Aspiration, Perseverance Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:20:10 +0000 en hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/cropped-Ammonite-square-32x32.jpg The Purbeck School https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk 32 32 Letter from the Headteacher https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/letter-from-the-headteacher/ Fri, 16 Oct 2020 17:16:19 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10600
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Dear Parent/Carer

I wanted to write to give you an update from the school as we near the end of the first half term.

I would like to thank all of our students for reacting so positively this term to all the challenges that have faced them. They really have hit the ground running and we have all been impressed with how well students have settled into new routines. I would also like to publicly thank all of the teaching and support staff at the school who have had to adapt to new ways of working, as always, they have faced the challenge with positivity and professionalism.

As you may be aware a number of schools in the area have now had live Covid cases. We are fortunate that we have not had any yet, but there is of course always the possibility that this situation could change very quickly. I wanted to assure you that we have the measures in place to respond to such a situation. In the event of a live case in school, we will contact the Health Authorities who would then discuss the next steps. We are planned and ready for this eventuality.

We do not know whether the Government will ask us to have a two week half term (or circuit break), but again I would assure you that if this is the case and we are asked to provide support for students during this time that we are ready and planned for this.

Could I also ask for your help in a couple of areas. The first is that students continue to bring in their own school equipment, it is not advisable to be sharing any equipment at the moment so we are asking that students are fully prepared for their school day. Secondly, for students travelling to school on the bus it is important that they are sat in the same seat every day, we are ensuring that this happening at the end of school day, but a reminder of the importance of this from home would also be welcome. Finally, we have now handed out close to 1000 face masks, could we ask that students bring their own and that they also have hand sanitiser if possible.

Thank you as always for your support.

Adam Darley
Headteacher
The Purbeck School

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Maths Wall of Fame – Well Done! https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/maths-wall-of-fame-well-done-14/ Tue, 13 Oct 2020 10:07:44 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10553
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Purbeck Maths Learners of the Week

Well done to our TOP TEN Maths students this week!

Taken from Hegarty-Maths, using the ‘Total questions answered correctly’, our most successful students of the week are listed below.

Who will be on the leaderboard next week???

Maths Wall Fame for the week ending 9th October 2020

Year 7

Adam Scott – 252 Questions

Cory Bishop – 239 Questions

Jakub Hanczur – 239 Questions

Wilson Emery – 137 Questions

Lewis Baker – 128 Questions

Benjamin Sharp – 123 Questions

Florence Treves– 119 Questions

Stanley Warden – 118 Questions

Alfie Kavanagh-Davison – 101 Questions

Megan Newman – 99 Questions

Year 8

Emma Corrini – 174 Questions

Chloe Sheppard – 79 Questions

Katie Pitman – 77 Questions

Edward Hombersley – 70 Questions

Taylor Keets – 57 Questions

Euan Dallimore – 56 Questions

Brooke Downing – 47 Questions

Christopher Shailer – 46 Questions

Hayden King – 44 Questions

Kerry-Anne White – 44 Questions

Oscar Mcnally – 44 Questions

Year 9

Stephen Smith – 126 Questions

Dominique Smith – 79 Questions

Oliver Maidman – 79 Questions

Harry Theaker – 61 Questions

Josh Lambert – 55 Questions

Emma Brown Araujo – 51 Questions

Alexander Cox – 49 Questions

Eve Ash – 44 Questions

Rhys Waterman – 44 Questions

Ferne Wilkinson – 43 Questions

Year 10

Megan Welsh – 76 Questions

Georgia Chambers-Bellis – 74 Questions

Danielle Weatherley – 68 Questions

Ella Cheeseman – 50 Questions

Anya Deakin – 49 Questions

Preston Burrows – 48 Questions

Rhys Jones – 48 Questions

Mia Thomas – 47 Questions

Hugo Mccuaig – 46 Questions

Skye McGhee – 46 Questions

Year 11

Eva Neat – 109 Questions

Elizabeth Stillman – 107 Questions

Poppy Everton – 78 Questions

Faye Upshall – 62 Questions

Alex Lally – 57 Questions

Katie Lake – 55 Questions

Lily Selby-Sinclair – 53 Questions

Cayla Flavin – 50 Questions

Charlie Orchard – 50 Questions

Erin Taylor – 50 Questions

Milly McLaughlin – 50 Questions

Fantastic work, well done!

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Super 7s – Well Done! https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/super-7s-well-done-88/ Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:17:39 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10551
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As part of our behaviour policy, every lesson each student is given a score.  Students receiving a 7 have exceeded expectations for the lesson. The following week the names of the students will be compiled and they will each be placed in a weekly draw for the chance to win a £10 Amazon voucher.

Super 7 students for the week ending 9th October are:

Heather Robinson, 7yEKY – Extra work at home for Textiles without being asked, Well done!

Ollie Robinson, 7yLWT – Amazing effort and detailed work for History! Really impressed with Ollie’s work on the Ancient Celts. Keep it up!

Rebecca Davis, 8xSSD – Kindness and helpfullness without being asked during Tutor Time and for an excellent PRE assessment on respect.

Brooke Downing, 8xSSD – Excellent work for Art.

Jessica Footitt, 8yKON – Consistently excellent contributions every French lesson. Bravo!

Eliesha Howard-Paynter, 8xELN – Exceptional participation and work this 1/2 term for French. Bravo!

Matilda Jeavons, 8xSSD – Excellent work for Art.

Sally Mabey, 8xJBD – An excellent PRE assessment on respect.

Leon Masters, 8yBMN – Exemplary attitude towards his learning. Leon has been consistently working hard in his Spanish lessons and has been challenging himself to complete harder work all the time. Keep up the good work!

Flo Whiting, 8xRHN – An excellent PRE assessment on respect.

Ava Boardman, 9yCSY – Excellent assessment in PRE on the Philosophical debate if scientific truth is the most convincing. Well done!

Emma Brown Araujo, 9yNHL – Amazing effort and understanding shown of the topic so far during History – applying her knowledge to a source to fully analyse and evaluate and for an excellent assessment in PRE on the Philosophical debate if scientific truth is the most convincing. Well done!

Jayme Hall, 9xATT – Excellent work in PRE on Philosophy assessment evaluating the question ‘scientific truth is the most convincing truth’ and for exceptional participation and work during French this 1/2 term. Bravo!

Tonia Lamenyuy, 9xATT – Excellent work in PRE on Philosophy assessment evaluating the question ‘scientific truth is the most convincing truth’ well done.

Bartosz Olszewski, 9yMCY – Exceptional participation and work this 1/2 term for French. Bravo!

Dominique Smith, 9yCSY – Sustained effort in class and a really good piece of writing.

Max Taylor, 9yKOY – Fantastic independence and hard work over the last few Geography lessons. Brilliant work and effort!

Lauren Brown, 10xTDS – One of the most improved ‘Mind The Gap’ grammar test for Spanish. Well done!

Dexter Davids, 10ySWE – One of the most improved ‘Mind The Gap’ grammar test for Spanish. Well done!

Willoughby Liley, 10ySWE – For excellence in all of the door quizzes in English on ‘The Sign of the Four’

Finn Wilde, 10yACO – One of the most improved ‘Mind The Gap’ grammar test for Spanish. Well done!

Isabel Yarrow, 10ySWE – One of the most improved ‘Mind The Gap’ grammar test for Spanish. Well done!

Fantastic work, well done!

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Maths Wall of Fame – Well Done! https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/maths-wall-of-fame-well-done-13/ Tue, 06 Oct 2020 08:34:32 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10357
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Purbeck Maths Learners of the Week

Well done to our TOP TEN Maths students this week!

Taken from Hegarty-Maths, using the ‘Total questions answered correctly’, our most successful students of the week are listed below.

Who will be on the leaderboard next week???

Maths Wall Fame for the week ending 2nd October 2020

Year 7

Stanley Warden – 281 Questions

Adam Scott – 235 Questions

Jayden Smith – 163 Questions

Cory Bishop – 161 Questions

Sophie Medley – 117 Questions

David Taylor – 108 Questions

Josh Cutler – 84 Questions

Zac Gardiner – 82 Questions

William Douglas – 73 Questions

Mia Vernal – 71 Questions

Year 8

Katie Pitman – 147 Questions

Emma Corrini – 85 Questions

Flo Whiting – 65 Questions

Erin Kilcoyne – 62 Questions

James Yu – 60 Questions

Harvey Brown – 56 Questions

Lexie Froud – 52 Questions

Henry Brown – 51 Questions

Jessica Lee – 50 Questions

Natalie Moore – 50 Questions

Carla White – 50 Questions

Year 9

Oliver Maidman – 119 Questions

Eve Ash – 78 Questions

Leo Burt – 74 Questions

Daniel White – 66 Questions

Jamie Bundey – 66 Questions

Stephen Smith – 58 Questions

Dominique Smith – 55 Questions

Ellie Elias – 54 Questions

Harvey Crook – 52 Questions

Sophie Green – 51 Questions

Yasmin Rogers – 51 Questions

Maddy Vallier – 51 Questions

Year 10

Georgia Chambers-Bellis – 134

James Gauntlett – 110 Questions

Amber Carey – 93 Questions

Harry Hann – 81 Questions

Ollie Coombe – 63 Questions

Thomas Swain – 63 Questions

Ben White – 61 Questions

Chloe Rose – 57 Questions

Brisha Denham – 56 Questions

Megan Welsh – 53 Questions

Year 11

Starr Layton – 99 Questions

Eric Lane – 93 Questions

Christopher Hall – 86 Questions

Joseph Navin – 75 Questions

Elizabeth Stillman – 67 Questions

George Harris – 63 Questions

Anthony Malins – 52 Questions

Kieran Hicks – 50 Questions

Erin Summers – 50 Questions

Katie Lake – 49 Questions

Fantastic work, well done!

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Super 7s – Well Done! https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/super-7s-well-done-87/ Tue, 06 Oct 2020 08:10:30 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10353
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As part of our behaviour policy, every lesson each student is given a score.  Students receiving a 7 have exceeded expectations for the lesson. The following week the names of the students will be compiled and they will each be placed in a weekly draw for the chance to win a £10 Amazon voucher.

Super 7 students for the week ending 2nd October are:

Caiden Critchell, 7xJLY – Excellent effort and knowledge in history.

Scarlett Hodgson, 7xDSY – Excellent work produced in PRE.

Olivia O’Connell, 7xADY – Fantastic independence during her making in Product Design. Really accurate work.

Arun Orgee, 7yLWT – Produced a good piece of writing in PRE.

Faye Stacey, 7yDHS – Produced a good piece of writing in PRE.

Angel Trent, 7xJLY – Amazing work during Textiles, and fantastic attitude towards helping others without being asked, What a super star!

Reece Hopton, 8xELN – Wrote a fantastic poem for National Poetry Day.

Erin Kilcoyne, 8xyLFR – Excellent work during Art.

Leon Randall, 8xJBD – Excellent work during Art.

Kristian Lusby, 9xVSC – Fantastic soldering work during Product Design. Took the task really quickly and worked with great independence to dolder his speaker circuit.

Oliver Maidman, 9yMCY – Excellent work during Art.

Henry Miller, 9xATT – Superb contributions to every English lesson this year!

Natalia Nowosad, 9yMCY – Completed part of a GCSE revision guide for Maths, going above and beyond outside of class and for excellent work during Art. Well done Natalia!

Josh Suttle, 9xNDS – Superb contributions to every English lesson this year.

Max Taylor, 9yKOY – Amazing knowledge and understanding for History – sharing ideas during class feedback and for his excellent work in Maths!

Olivia Wright, 9yNHL – Wrote a fantastic poem for National Poetry Day.

Max Nicholson, 10xTDS – Superb independence demonstrated throughout the lesson for Product Design.

Deborah Verity, 10xCAN – Excellent independent work on standard form for Maths.

Tamzin Osborne, 11xJGY – Excellent work for Media Studies.

Tyler Rigby, 11yAKT – Achieving above target on his assessment for History.

Harrison Sadd, 11xJRN – Smashed target grade in History test!

Orla Sullivan, 11xMGE – Smashed target grade in History test!

Fantastic work, well done!

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The Purbeck School Harvest Appeal https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/the-purbeck-school-harvest-appeal/ Mon, 05 Oct 2020 12:37:48 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10345
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Over the next two weeks, we are asking The Purbeck School community of staff, students and parents to contribute to our Harvest Appeal. We aim to collect a substantial amount of food and toiletries to donate to the Swanage and Wareham food banks that are organised by #HelpAndKindness. #HelpAndKindness is part of the county-wide team that is responding to Coronavirus Covid-19 in Dorset. Every can or packet will help!

All donations should be either brought in by students to their tutor group collection, or handed in at our main reception.

Thanks in advance for your kindness.

 

Please donate:

  • Tinned vegetables, meat and fish
  • Rice
  • Instant mash potatoes
  • Pasta/pasta sauce
  • Jam or marmalade
  • Cereal
  • Long life milk
  • Biscuits
  • Soup: tin or packet
  • Squash
  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate
  • Tinned fruit, rice pudding, custard,
  • Washing up liquid, laundry detergents
  • Toiletries such as deodorants, shampoo etc.

No fresh foods thank you

 

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Teacher of Maths – Maternity Cover (1Yr) https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/teacher-of-maths-maternity-cover-1yr/ Fri, 02 Oct 2020 08:01:56 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10312
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TEACHER OF MATHEMATICS

Maternity Cover (1 year)

Main Scale/UPS

From January 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Maths teacher who wishes to work within a successful, supportive faculty keen to implement innovative teaching ideas to further the success of Maths across the school. This job would suit an NQT or a more experienced teacher.  The Purbeck School is currently thriving in the top 20% of schools nationally for Progress 8 and has recently had a very successful OFSTED.

This is a fantastic time to join the Maths faculty at The Purbeck School. The faculty consistently posts superb results at both GCSE and A level. Maths is taught through a dynamic mastery based curriculum, rigorously preparing students by developing mathematical skills and knowledge necessary for success across the key stages.

We are looking for a teacher who wants to work in a strong team, able to teach Maths across the key stages, within a caring and compassionate school, in a beautiful area of the country. We would welcome visits from any prospective candidates.

The Purbeck School values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all members of the community.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and this is a commitment we expect all staff and volunteers to share.  The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure and Barring Service check in line with the Government safer recruitment guidelines.

Closing date:  Noon Friday 9th October.

Teacher Of Maths – Information Booklet (pdf)

Teaching Application Form

Website:  www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

Email: spenney@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

Telephone:  01929 550077

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Teacher of Spanish/French https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/teacher-of-spanish-french/ Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:56:16 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10307
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TEACHER OF SPANISH/FRENCH

Main Scale/UPS

START DATE – January or April 2021

We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate teacher of Spanish/French to work within a successful and supportive Modern Foreign Languages Faculty.

This is a fantastic time to join the school. We are an oversubscribed and popular school with results consistently placing us in the top 20% of schools nationally. Both the Spanish and French departments are highly successful with a track record of outstanding results. Spanish is a growing subject at GCSE, whilst French is already firmly established as a popular GCSE option.

The job is primarily to teach Spanish but French would also be an advantage. We are looking for a teacher who wants to work in a strong team, in a school in a beautiful area where there are lots of opportunities to develop both within the faculty and in the pastoral systems of the school.

Teacher of Spanish/French – Information Booklet (pdf)

Teaching Application Form

Closing date: noon on Friday 9th October, 2020

Tel:      01929 550077

e-mail:  spenney@purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

Web:  www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk

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Maths Wall of Fame – Well Done! https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/maths-wall-of-fame-well-done-12/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 10:15:35 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10239
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Purbeck Maths Learners of the Week

Well done to our TOP TEN Maths students this week!

Taken from Hegarty-Maths, using the ‘Total questions answered correctly’, our most successful students of the week are listed below.

Who will be on the leaderboard next week???

Year 7

Jayden Smith, Y7 – 286 Questions

David Taylor, Y7 – 266 Questions

Megan Newman, Y7 – 164 Questions

Lewis Baker, Y7 – 163 Questions

Jakub Hanczur, Y7 – 150 Questions

Stanley Warden, Y7 – 122 Questions

Benjamin Sharp, Y7 – 121 Questions

Faith Welch, Y7 – 105 Questions

Phoebe Elm, Y7 – 96 Questions

Aimee Carpenter, Y7 – 95 Questions

Year 8

Emma Corrini, Y8 – 145 Questions

Chloe Sheppard, Y8 – 86 Questions

Rebecca Davis, Y8 – 70 Questions

Olivia Bowen, Y8 – 64 Questions

Sebastian Niculae, Y8 – 57 Questions

Carla White, Y8 – 56 Questions

Al Ferdoos Al Aghbari, Y8 – 53 Questions

Reece Hopton, Y8 – 53 Questions

Lenaya Raby, Y8 – 53 Questions

Phoebe Moss, Y8 – 51 Questions

Year 9

Louise Peterson, Y9 – 222 Questions

Adelaide Miller, Y9 – 148 Questions

Stephen Smith, Y9 – 98 Questions

Eve Ash, Y9 – 97 Questions

Oliver Maidman, Y9 – 92 Questions

Emily Curtis, Y9 – 67 Questions

William Samways, Y9 – 65 Questions

Emma Brown Araujo, Y9 – 63 Questions

Alexander Cox, Y9 – 59 Questions

Harry Theaker, Y9 – 56 Questions

Year 10

Georgia Chambers-Bellis, Y10 – 413 Questions

Danielle Weatherley, Y10 – 131 Questions

Ella Cheeseman, Y10 – 76 Questions

Kallum Carr, Y10 – 76 Questions

Bradley Littlecott, Y10 – 66 Questions

Nicolas Royes-Martinez, Y10 – 64 Questions

Megan Welsh, Y10 – 64 Questions

William Lewis, Y10 – 57 Questions

Zamira Gates, Y10 – 53 Questions

Emily Bufton, Y10 – 51 Questions

Stefanie Collins, Y10 – 51 Questions

Tia Amos, Y10 – 51 Questions

Anya Deakin, Y10 – 51 Questions

Year 11

Elizabeth Stillman, Y11 – 150 Questions

Charlie Lovell, Y11 – 96 Questions

Ethan Knight, Y11 – 95 Questions

Freya Mugridge, Y11 – 90 Questions

Poppy Everton, Y11 – 84 Questions

Eric Lane, Y11 – 72 Questions

Tia Wells, Y11 – 59 Questions

Melissa Halkersto56n, Y11 – 56 Questions

Thomas Newman, Y5511 – 55 Questions

Abbie Johnson, Y11 – 54 Questions

Fantastic work, well done!

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Super 7s – Well Done! https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/super-7s-well-done-86/ Tue, 29 Sep 2020 09:31:49 +0000 https://www.purbeck.dorset.sch.uk/?p=10237
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As part of our behaviour policy, every lesson each student is given a score.  Students receiving a 7 have exceeded expectations for the lesson. The following week the names of the students will be compiled and they will each be placed in a weekly draw for the chance to win a £10 Amazon voucher.

Super 7 students for the week ending 25th September are:

Jaidiene Moss, 7xADV – Excellent work during Textiles.

Lily Richards, 7xADV – Worked really hard throughout the Maths lesson, completed all the work correctly! Keep up the great work Lily!

Betty Slack, 7yEKY – Completed all her own work and helped others showing incredible patience during Textiles. What a super star!

Holly Reeves, 8xSSD – Excellent work during Art lesson.

Josh Suttle, 9xNDS – Excellent contributions to class dicussions during Science.

William Wilkens, 9xVSC – Excellent assessment for History.

Isabella Firmstone, 10xLAW – Beat her target grade by miles in assessment test for History!

Sophie Meaker, 10xLAW – Excellent teaching resource created for Food Technology lesson. Well done!

Zamira Gates, 10xLTD – Beat her target grade in assessment test for History!

Makayla Hamilton, 10xLTD – Beat her target grade by miles in assessment test for History!

Madeleine Matthews, 10xLTD – Excellent marks in a test for Spanish! Well done!

Eddie Milmer, 10xLTD – Excellent teaching resource created for Food Technology lesson. Well done!

Mabel Whiting, 10xLTD – Excellent work during English.

Adam Buckett, 10xTDS – Excellent marks in a test for Spanish! Well done!

Milly Bugler, 10yACO – Excellent work during Maths.

Anya Deakin, 10yESN – Beat her target grade in assessment test for History!

Kieran Elford, 10ySWE – Asking excellent questions about atomic structure in chemistry.

Willoughby Liley, 10ySWE – Excellent marks in a test for Spanish! Well done!

Sara Queen, 10ySWE – Beat her target grade in assessment test for History!

Anna-Sophia de Leon, 11xJRN – Showed excellent understanding of the topic in Maths and got every question correct, Keep up the great effort Anna-Sophia!

Kyla-Deiyana Raby, 11yLCS – Excellent exam practice work in English Study lesson.

Christopher Hall, 11yLHT – Keeping up with video notes whilst in lockdown.

Will Webb, 11yLHT – Keeping up with video notes whilst in lockdown.

Fantastic work, well done!

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